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NNPC’s Legal Team bags Africa Arbitration Award …Saves billions of Dollars in liabilities for Nigeria

The Litigation Team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has won the Leading Case Counsel Team of the 2020 Africa Arbitration Awards. A press release by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, states that the award was given to the NNPC Litigation Team …

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President Buhari receives AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina; Says: “Nothing succeeds like success”

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received in audience at State House, Abuja, the newly re-elected President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, telling him: “I congratulate you on your second and final term in office. Congratulations on winning the election. Nothing succeeds like success.” Dr Adesina had overcome …

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‘We simply have no choice,’ says Buhari as he defends new petrol, power prices; Attends ECOWAS meeting in Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians of the willingness and determination of the Federal Government to provide stable electricity to every home and industry, while considering the economic challenges before individuals, families and businesses, explaining that “implementation of a Willing buyer, Willing Seller Policy for the power sector …

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“We must help Africa build back boldly, but smartly,” says African Development Bank President Adesina

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 1, 2020/ In a speech kicking off his second term as African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) chief, newly sworn in President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled a sweeping vision to consolidate the institution’s successes of the last five years, hone the Bank’s operations and exploit opportunities and urgency created …

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Mali: ECOWAS holds extraordinary summit Thursday; Nigeria demands immediate restoration of constitutional order

By Lizzy Okoji Abuja, Aug. 19, 2020 The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) will hold an Extraordinary Summit on the socio-political situation in Mali on Thursday. The Directorate of Communications of the ECOWAS Commission disclosed this in a statement …

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Coup: ECOWAS suspends Mali from its decision-making bodies, shuts down land, air borders

By Lizzy Okoji Abuja, Aug. 19, 2020 The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended Mali from all its decision-making bodies with immediate effect. A statement by the community’s Directorate of Communications on Wednesday, indicated that the suspension is in line with the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and …

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Ex-President Jonathan, ECOWAS Special Envoy on Mali crisis, briefs President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday received his immediate predecessor in office, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, at State House, Abuja. Dr Jonathan, who is Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic of Mali, briefed Buhari on the political situation in the West African country, as corollary to efforts …

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Obi hails Adesina’s exoneration, throws weight behind second term as AfDB President

The exoneration of African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, by an Independent Review Panel set up to investigate allegations of ethical wrongdoings leveled against him, is a welcome development which paves the way for his second term as President of the Bank. Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic …

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ECOWAS adopts declaration on Mali, as President Buhari urges acceptance of Government of National unity  

The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government Monday adopted a Declaration towards settling the political crisis in Republic of Mali. During a virtual Extraordinary Session of the leaders of the sub-regional body, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to government and people of Mali to consider recommendations of ECOWAS Special …

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 Ex-President Jonathan briefs Buhari on mission to Mali; ECOWAS countries to consult on crisis 

President Muhammadu Buhari will consult with key leaders of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, countries in order to find a solution to the crisis rocking Republic of Mali. The President made the pledge Tuesday while receiving reports from ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan. The …

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